Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Major LMS companies such as WebCT, Blackboard, Angel, Saba and Desire2Learn all adopted standards originally developed by IMS. These were supported in term with application-specific application programming interfaces (APIs) and specialized software, such as Blackboard''s ''Collaborate'' synchronous conferencing system. This was supported using a technology called Rich Site Summary (RSS), co-developed by Netscape and Dave Winer.